Apr 23, 2016 12:45 p.m.
Happy Birthday To Us! The Clc Is Celebrating 60 Years Of Working For Fairness
Saturday, April 23, 2016 marks 60 years since the creation of the Canadian Labour Congress in 1956.
Workers had been organizing for better working conditions through unions for decades, but the time had come for a single, nation-wide labour organization to help unions work together around common goals.
Here are some highlights of how in each decade since the CLC and its member unions have improved the day-to-day lives of not just union members, but all Canadians and people around the world.
Apr 22, 2016 1:35 p.m.
Canadian Unions Renew Call For Comprehensive Ban On Asbestos
OTTAWA – Canadian unions are renewing their call for a comprehensive ban on asbestos, announcing today they will highlight the issue at events across the country on April 28, the National Day of Mourning for workers killed, injured or made ill on the job.
“Asbestos is the leading cause of work-related death in Canada, and with imports on the rise, the danger is increasing,” CLC president Hassan Yussuff said at a news conference in Ottawa today.
Apr 19, 2016 4:05 p.m.
Media Advisory: News Conference
On April 21, the Canadian Labour Congress will host a news conference to talk about why this year’s National Day of Mourning on April 28 will focus on asbestos.
What: News conference
When: 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 21
Where: National Press Theatre
Hassan Yussuff, President, Canadian Labour Congress
Renée Guay, Advocate
Fred Clare, Vice President (Eastern Canada), International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and ...